Kimberly-Clark

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Didn't know what I had, when i had it

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Former Employee - Brand Manager in Neenah, WI
Former Employee - Brand Manager in Neenah, WI

I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Heroic brands. Good work-life balance. Good family values. Strong distribution system.

Cons

Analysis paralysis. Very frugal. Major operations are based out of a nice, but small town.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't let the flash of new leadership derail your purpose

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Women and Minorities Beware - This is not a place for you!

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    Current Employee - Category Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Category Business Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Kimberly-Clark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly
    Company car
    I think they are generally trying to change the culture for the better (but they are missing the mark most of the time)
    Great wins in innovation

    Cons

    High turnover of minorities and women (and they admit they need to improve the situation)
    No leadership, just task managers
    Old-school good ol' boy mentality
    Pay is low
    Dying brands that lack brand support (Kotex)
    Last to implement trends (digital marketing, etc.)
    Afraid of change
    Poor decision making
    Tom Falk is less than inspiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's sad that a company known for successfully marketing the first feminine product is also known for being one of the worst workplaces for women. Women and/or minorities are the last to get ahead at the company (and this is freely admitted as a major turnover issue at EVERY major sales meeting & national meeting).

    If you want to real change at your company, you need to go beyond creating a culture of "accountability" and focus on leadership training, and improving morale. To ensure all employees have an equal opportunity to promote throughout the company, assess talent with a more structured and objective methodology such as intuiting an assessment board/team for assessing talent and promotions. Fire the CEO, add more women and minorities to leadership positions, and implement a new culture, not just that of 'accountability', but that of leadership and real change that is inspiring. Be quicker to adopt the latest industry trends, and re-structure to ensure decisions are made in a more streamlined manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Runs on Politics, Popularity, and Favoritism

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Kimberly-Clark full-time

    Pros

    Onboarding was okay. Since they're such a large company, they know what you need to be trained on.

    Cons

    Promotions are based off of popularity over merit. If you're not someone's favorite person, don't expect to get invited to anything from meetings to lunches. Compensation is below other CPG companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing politics. You wont be able to retain any or your top talent if you continue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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